"ECOWAS Countries No Longer Accepting ECOWAS Cards; Transporting Goods A Big Headache"

The Chief Executive Officer of B5 Plus Limited, Mukesh Thakwani has lamented on challenges facing companies as far as the movement of goods to other neighboring countries is concerned.

According to Mr. Thakwani, some of the neighboring Ecowas countries no longer accept the Ecowas cards making the exportation of goods to these countries a strenuous task.

Speaking in an interview, the multiple award-winning CEO, stated that talks are ongoing with the Trade Ministry and other bodies to enable smooth movement of goods to the neighboring countries..

“Exportation of goods to West African countries is very difficult because most do not accept the Ecowas cards… Currently, we are in talks with the Trade Ministry to look into it for us to enable smooth transportation of goods to these countries including Ivory Coast… It’s very challenging..”, he said…


B5 Plus Limited, a steel manufacturing company were donating oxygen to hospitals nationwide as part of support towards the fight against the devastating disease.

The Tema-based company, aside from providing free oxygen to hospitals nationwide, we're also providing nose/face masks, sanitizers, Veronica buckets, and other coronavirus safety equipment to Ghanaians as part of supports in the fight against the disease.

In the interview, Mr. Mukesh Thakwani stated that his outfit will keep donating free oxygen and Coronavirus equipments to citizens nationwide until coronavirus becomes a thing of the past..

“We will keep donating oxygen to both private and government hospitals.. We hope to put Covid-19 behind us in 202. Infact the government of Ghana has done well in the fight against the disease..”

“Infact 2020 was very challenging year for all of us due to the disease, but we hope put the disease behind us in 2021..”

About B5 Plus Limited

Mr. Mukesh Thakwani, CEO of B5 Plus Ltd

B5 Plus Ghana Company Limited is a West African, manufacturing, fabricating, and trading enterprise with the vision to become the world’s steel industry benchmark through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach, and overall conduct.

With corporate headquarters in Tema Ghana, today the company operates in all the ECOWAS Countries. They have a significant presence in African steel as an integrated manufacturer of steel and finished steel products.

The principal product is steel products which come in seven major categories: Mild Steel, High Tensile & Iron Rods, Galvanized Products, Stainless Steel, Marine & Mining, Roofing & Nails and Concrete & Fencing.

As a supplier, B5 Plus Steel is an accessible business partner that can ensure the quality and security of supply. They value strong relationships with customers and believe that commercial relationships are a learned skill.

Their integrated supply chain helps them to ensure a high standard of product quality and service delivery. This reduces the potential need for rework, increases the reliability of service, and saves their customers time and money.

The key to their success is the ability to deliver upon promises and skill in responding to the needs of their customers.

Their strong facilities and market positions allow them to tailor offer the service to all customers from the smallest to largest.